School Of The Month Feature- St Claire’s

What is the name of your school, and when was it founded?

St Claire’s Nursery. Founded in January 2014.

 

Please give details of your staff/ administration?

Our faculty members are warm and nurturing trained professionals.

Lead teachers hold degrees in (childhood) education or related fields while assistants are educated and experienced.

All teachers use effective and unique lesson plans to engage children in the learning process.

All staff members have First Aid Certification; and are screened before employment for HIV, Hepatitis B, Typhoid, Tuberculosis etc.

 

What is the ratio of kids to teachers?

0-12 months: 1:2

1-2 years: 1:3

2-3.5 years: 1:4

 

What are the age range of your students?

We care for babies and young children aged 0 to 3.5 years of age.

We also have an afterschool club for children 5 years and below.

 

What is the curriculum/ Teaching methodology to be adopted?

Our curriculum is the Early Years Foundation Stage with with Montesorri resources/materials.

We work hard to equip children with skills needed for success in the 21st century.

Extra-curricular activities available?

Children engage in arts clubs, music and dancing.

 

School Hours and any after school services offered?

We are open from 6:30am to 6:30pm.

Our Home work/after school club begins at 1pm week days only.

 

What is the admission process? Deadline/ is it rolling?

We have a rolling admission which is quite simple. Contact us for more information.

 

Tuition? Is there a payment plan for the pupils?

Tuition is paid per quarter.  Contact us for more information.

There are other payment plans available on request.

 

How do you access student’s progress?

We assess progress through observations and portfolios. We observe intellectual, social, emotional and physical development on a regular basis; and keep records of material which is collected through the work children have produced through each term.

 

What are the Disciplinary methods adopted?

Children in our care are very young, so . Through mild persuasion and encouragement, we are able to get children to work well in groups stay happy.

 

What separates St Claire’s school from the rest?

– St Claire’s Nursery uses current academic methods to ensure that children have fun while learning the skills needed for long term success in school and in life.

– We have a unique approach where we provide children the opportunity to develop into confident joyful learners.

– Our curriculum offers child focused, teacher led lesson that are tailored to the children’s interests

– Our teachers also collaborate with parents to nurture children into respectful, confident, and joyful learners.

 

Does your school offer a school bus service?

No

What should parents be looking for to decide if your school would work for them/their children?

It is important for parents to know their children are in a friendly and safe environment but they should also be able to see how a school can/will promote their child’s intellect, physical, social and emotional growth. So, when parents visit us they should look for:

– Quality of teaching

– Classroom environment

– Interaction between the staff and children

 

How will your school prepare children for learning and operating in the 21st century?

We encourage creativity and collaboration, while allowing the students to the lead the way of learning in an inquiry based environment. We also use lesson plans that develop critical thinking skills

How do we contact you for more information? Or to schedule a visit to the school?

You can find more information on our website www.stclairesnursery.com

Or call us on 08039783794 or 08148759694

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